Last month I traveled to Hawaii to attend a college friend’s wedding. Expecting a weekend of pure relaxation and fun with old friends, it quickly turned into chaotic disaster and a trip to remember to say the least. Perhaps I was still getting over the (literal) sting from the trip to post these photos but long story short: I forgot my ENTIRE wallet at the airport, then within hours of arriving and running down to the beach, I got stung by jellyfish which had wrapped around both my legs, cut up my whole left knee from the coral reef while surfing, and finally getting stuck sitting next to a crying sick baby next to me on the flight back was the cherry on top (I did end up getting sick immediately after…of course).
Despite all of the pain and stress, the wedding was one of the most beautiful ones I had ever had the honor of attending. SO glad to have experienced it all. xx
For all the weddings you’ll be attending:
It’s no surprise that apart from my general black and white go-to attire, I’m stocked up on the basic essentials. Vintage tee, moto jacket, worn in- denim and the perfect black boots, anyone? As we sift through our closets on the daily while repeatedly saying to ourselves “I have nothing to wear,” we forget that we can make a killer outfit even with pieces on repeat. And as part of my new year resolution: to simplify and destress whenever possible, this keeps to that promise and makes life a whole lot easier.
Leather Jacket (similar) // vintage tee (similar) // denim // black boot (similar)
On the 1st day of NYFW, I attended the ever so colorful Desigual show. A whirlwind of colors and prints floated down the runway to upbeat tunes on radiant, sprightly models. One model in particular stood out above the rest as she strutted down the runway with unfading confidence. As the new face of the Desigual Campaign, Chantelle Brown-Young who suffers from Vitiligo- a skin pigment disorder, redefined the standards of beauty and encompassing Desigual’s philosophy of “enjoying life and being happy.”
Instagram | Desigual
Biased on all fronts, I can’t help but covet the most perfect basics from Helmut Lang, not only just for Spring but for the seasons to come. Lusting over clean and crisp tee’s, comfortable sneakers and the best minimalist accessory by far, these 3 pieces are key for perfecting the minimalist vibe. Taking cue from Helmut Lang, these are truly the essentials you’ll want to have!
Handcuff bracelet/ Entity Jersey Tee/ Low top sneaker
To wrap up 2014, I’ve made a compilation of my top 3 favorite trends of the year. Looking back, these were my favorite in terms of practicality, functionality and overall just fun. What were your favorite trends of the year?
Oversized everything (via Celine)
There’s nothing better than feeling comfortable in oversized sweaters, coats, pants more all throughout the year. Bring on the holiday feasts!
A hint of Western (via Kenneth Cole)
We tip our hats to KCole for their western inspired attire as the clothes inspire us to pair workwear with weekend wear in a fun, relaxed, yet edgy way.
Sneakers & Sportswear (via multiple designers)
Sneakers & Sportswear practically go hand in hand. This year was major in terms of trading in your heels for a pair of slip on’s or snagging the newest pair of Nike’s or Adidas as part of the everyday attire. (I opt for a more minimalist look, that of Common Projects) Thankful for this trend as a NY resident!
Additionally, the sportswear trend took off this year. From Net-a-porter’s launch of Net-a-sporter to Alexander Wang’s H&M collab, this is only the beginning of bringing complete functionality to our everyday lives and wardrobes.
My obsession with Ji Oh’s Fall collection continues with yet another perfectly chunky knit. Barely acclimating to this east coast climate, this knit works with ease to keep me warm & snug.
View Ji Oh’s collection here
Just wrapped up my second week here at Helmut Lang and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this team. The office is filled with an abundance of black, white and minimalist outfits with plush angora knits with some great leather action under over sized and billowing tops and tees. These women truly know the meaning of style with edge, durability and practicality!